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The ''Furry'' Problem by PeterAndCompany The ''Furry'' Problem by PeterAndCompany

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Fair warning: there is some slight language in this post.


My name is Jonathan Ponikvar. I’m the creator of Peter & Company and an avid cartoon fan; I have been trying (successfully or not) to draw them since I first discovered the magic of crayons and markers. Like most kids in the 80’s I grew up watching a crazy amount of cartoons. My favorites were the cartoons and films of Warner Brothers, Disney, and Don Bluth, so my earliest and crappiest of doodles always revolved around those characters in some way.

As I grew older and began seriously getting into cartooning, I noticed something odd going on around me: the cartoon animal was quickly becoming an endangered species. The animal designs of the 80’s and 90’s TV cartoons were being seen less and less in modern times within the industries that they helped create.

How could this happen? Are people just no longer interested in funny talking animals?



Not quite. Thanks to the internet-at-large and various programs that have fed into it, the term “furry” has now been assimilated into the mainstream culture. To those who actually take the time to learn the origins of the fandom, it means simply an appreciation for cartoon animal characters and the series that featured them throughout our lives. To everyone else, it roughly translates to a fandom entirely focused on sexual deviancy, including sexual activities that incorporate elaborate animal costumes.

I’m putting this out immediately: yes, there are those in the fandom who draw/do things that I won’t describe here. But you will find that same deviant minority in literally ANY fandom across the entire spectrum. In truth, the furry fandom is completely benign and filled to the brim with legitimately good people. Its members are artists, illustrators, animators, craftsmen, costume designers, puppeteers, musicians, writers, professional mascots, or just simply fans of all of the above.

When I attended the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), I majored in Sequential Art and earned my BFA in 2007. I intended to finish my Master’s, but had to abandon those plans in 2010 when my funds ran dry. I never was able to complete my thesis, for which I had planned to cover this very subject.

So to answer one of the questions I will inevitably receive, yes, I have definitely done my homework here.

What is the problem, exactly?

The problem lies in the fact that animation companies, game developers, and film directors now seem to be actively avoiding animal character designs because of the public stigma that has been attached to the concept of “furry” characters. It’s this association with sexual deviancy that has been brought into mainstream culture and given life thanks to shows like CSI, My Strange Addiction, and even Hardcore Pawn.

This is not something that directors and studios take lightly. History has shown that those who produce original content legitimately do listen to their audience. Thanks to the advent of social media, a production studio can now release concept art or a trailer and get immediate feedback from their fans. This has been proven to often lead to drastic changes in a product’s final design, even from massive companies like Microsoft (case in point: the XBox One’s drastic shift in DRM policies).

Every comment that is left on Youtube, Kotaku, IGN, Facebook, Twitter, or any number of other channels is visible to those who create these products. Animation studios, game developers, comic publishers. Everyone.

So what do you think goes through a Director’s head when the new project trailer goes up on Youtube, and gets inundated with comments like the following:

 - “Goddamn furries, they ruin everything.”
 - “I was into it until I saw the furries. Nope.”
 - “HAHAHA FURFAGS ARE GONNA LOVE THIS”

This situation is not hyperbole. It is a situation that is actually happening in today’s creative industries. Modern video game projects like Dust: An Elysian Tail, Freedom Planet, and even WildStar all encountered the anti-furry sentiment, even though the latter barely features it at all.

So what happens when a studio caves in to these comments and decides to create a cardinal rule that cartoon animals are to be avoided altogether? This is also happening, and I encountered it firsthand.

When I began drawing Peter & Company in 2005, I initially planned to push it for newspaper syndication — this is why the first 75 comics in the series are in a standard four-panel newspaper strip format. During the period of time between 2005 and 2007, I probably sent out close to 30 submission packets to various publishers and syndicates across the country. They all came back as rejection letters, but one of the last ones I received included a hand-written note on the letter from one of the editors. In it, he wrote the following:

"Well done, but we’re not currently accepting talking animal strips. Thank you!"

Essentially: We love the concept and the writing! Just a shame you had to go with cartoon animals, though. Make them human and we’ll talk.

You could argue that it was silly of me to not bend to the pressure and just make Peter & Company an all-human cast, but that is precisely the problem. There shouldn’t be anything WRONG with cartoon animal characters, nor should there have to be a plot-specific reason why these animals can walk and talk. I have heard the question “Why do the characters have to be animals?” so many times over the years, both from editors and from fellow artists/students, and each time I say the same thing:

Why not?

So how do we fix the problem?

People think that the internet is so massive and limitless that their comments couldn’t possibly have any effect on things on a larger scale. What they fail to realize is that every comment is visible to everyone, and yes, content producers do read them.

Every time someone immediately replies to a product with animal characters with a knee-jerk anti-furry response, they are perpetuating the problem and adding to the reasons why modern studios tend to avoid the cartoon animal archetype. Every single one of these comments is keeping alive the false and unfair stigma of the anthropomorphic animal being a mascot for a sexually-deviant fandom.

This needs to stop.

I’m not expecting this post to start a revolution or anything. I’m just hoping that those who read it will understand the problem and put forth an effort to help stop others from keeping it alive. Whenever you see someone making one of these blind comments, they need to understand what they are actually doing, and that they are the reason why modern kids aren’t growing up with the same quality of cartoons as we did.

Thank you.
-Jonathan Ponikvar
www.peterandcompany.com

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HeccinTurtle Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
*Silently hugs weasel/cat/meerkat man.*
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blistal Featured By Owner Edited May 18, 2018
i think anthro/furry characters are a good way to give some diversity, i mean some artist have trouble drawing different faces so many characters ends up looking very similar to each other, however if use anthro you can potentially avoid this problem(ex: one character is a human, the other one is a bird etc).

i think that the furry word is already associated with porn, not sure how break this link.
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ashbasher22 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These SJWs need to be arrested for legit harassing the creators just for their selfish deeds. I always prefer animal character than human characters any day of my life. Do what you do and ignore them, they are the minority of disgusting obsessive elitist SJWs who should be tried for legit insanity and censorship. 
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Hotfastghost Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
Ok I have no time to read any comments because there long as hell.
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bubbles46853 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018
Ow...sorry to hear that...
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PeterAndCompany Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm honestly surprised it's still getting comments! This thing is almost 4 years old now and people are still finding it somehow, lol.
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FoxCraft325 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Don’t be afraid to stand out. Just because others make fun of you doesn’t mean that you have to change. Others see people different from themselves, and think that they’re weird. Still, no matter what, be YOU. If you try to please everyone, then you’ll end up tearing yourself apart. Love YOU for YOU. If people think of you as different, so what? The good friends are the ones that will stick with you no matter what.
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HarmonyAnitaWild Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018
Furrsuiters Are just people who dress up as an animal character to feel more cofident and make others happy
You know, kids LOVE this kind of thing
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KimkiiFur Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
i know many "normal" people don't like it when people mentions murries (yiffers) and murrsuits(real things yiffers use to do adult things in animal costumes) but it's true. murries are WAY different from furries. and are even actually called yiffers. some people just...fail to see furries aren't that bad. some people just want to have fun and follow their passion. not cry because they receive hate each day.
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eifle79 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't worry. I think humans are pretty overrated.
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
FURRIES ARE A LOT BETTER THAN HUMANS BECAUSE HUMANS ARE PRETTY DANG UGLY!!!

There, I said it, and now I feel much better inside. :XD:
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Hormovitis Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Umm...you are one of them...
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Only in real life I'm a human, but I'm referring to all the furry characters in media that I really enjoy, especially since I've gotten rather bored with most human characters in cartoon shows, movies, video games, etc. in recent years. =P
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Hormovitis Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I kinda like furry characters even if I'm not a furry
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, I think the reason why I like them so much is because they're more creative and colorful than most human characters in modern media.
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Hormovitis Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Yup
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Hotfastghost Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
Aren't you a human? or are you a homosexaul/bisexaul fire fox/ice fox/smoke dog?
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I actually meant human characters, since they're all pretty much dime-a-dozen nowadays. =P
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Hotfastghost Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018
Oh XD
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NlHILIST Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for posting this!
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SteveTheBuck Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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GamesandLames Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I FEEL BAD FOR PETER I AM SO SORRY THE WAY HUMANS TREAT YOU ( i wont treat you like that cuz im a toaster demon ) *HUGS*
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NexusZE Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Student Artist
Maybe if you didn’t sexualise animals then people wouldn’t be as put off.
I know this isn’t sexualised but the majority of furry art is, nobody with a healthy mind wants tomsee an animal with huge breasts and curves and being portrayed in a sexual way.... because it’s an animal!
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Ailions-Ephesians Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018
Honestly theres a pretty big difference between finding an anthropomorphic character sexy and finding a real life animal sexy. I've never personally met a furry who saw a sexy anthro german shepherd in a bikini the same as a german shepherd drawn as a normal dog. If you want to get this technical about it, anthros aren't "animals" in the sense that actual lower level animals are, they are animals in the same sense we as humans are. They have human level intelligence, characteristics, and often even cultures that are simply depicted in an alternate form from traditional real life humans. This puts them on the same level psychologicly as the human species and any advanced alien species we've already created. Its basicly like if humans were to have evolved from a different ancestor species than what some believe we evolved from today giving them different physical characteristics but the same size/type of brain, so to speak. Its is similar to the fact that some people of one race are attracted to people of another race i guess. Different look but enough familiarly and same level of inelegance to be logical. I can see how it can appear kinda awkward but honestly it makes more sense to look at most anthropomorphics as an alien sub-species on the same level as humans than just "sexualized animals with tits".
Now going into the bestiality aspect you mentioned I can say that the reason bestiality is considered wrong or taboo is because of the fact that pretty much all animals under humans do not have the knowledge or ability to consent to sexual advances. They are simpler and more instinctive creatures in enough ways that they have no way of communicating to us on our level outside of certain basic sounds and gestures that we can observe and interperate. This makes consent impossible in a similar way to human children as they don't really understand whats happening in the same way most adult humans do so it's a violation of their self for an adult human to interact with them in that way. Not only that but our biologic parts aren't made to interact in that way what with different sizes between species and... etc... I'm sure you get what I mean. 👍 That harmfulness plays a big role in that argument as well. (Im not going to go into the different levels of animal intelligence because this is already getting longer than I wanted)
Basicly I can understand your unease but I can also say the sexual furry stuff is completely harmless if you look at it closer psychologically. Now if you feel that two people of the same biologic intelligence level have no business being together because one is alien in appearance to the other then I don't know what to tell you. Regardless NO sane person looks at their pet cat in the same way they look at a humanized one, and/or an adult person of their same species/intelligence level. If they do then they need some serious psychological help.
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NexusZE Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Student Artist
I keep hearing that excuse “they aren’t technically animals” dude... they are animals heads with human bodies, they are still basically the same except they are more intelligent, they are more comparable to chimpanzees and other great apes than humans.
and if someone somehow finds them sexually attractive then that’s basically just as bad as finding a four legged animal sexually attractive.

I remember I once knew a guy that found Krystal from the starfox games attractive, it was disgusting to say the least.
he reconsidered after how many people told him that it was bestiality and she was an animal and I’m glad he did because if his obsession kept going he would have probably carried out his desires on a real world animal.
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Ailions-Ephesians Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018
Well, sorry, but I disagree completely. I suppose I just have a different perspective on the situation than you do and, no, I'm not a furry, nore am I into the more mature side of the furry fandom, I just know how to seperate basic fantasy fiction from reality. No, anthropomorphic characters are not equally comparable to chimps. Chimps are a lower level animal than humans regardless of any sicko that thinks fucking one is totally okey. They may share DNA with us and be more advanced in some ways than certain animals but they are not on the same mental wave length as a human or an anthropomorphic wich is basicly a human evolved from a different species than what both we and chimps are believed to be evolved from. Anthros are on the same mental wave length as traditional humans and advanced alien races. I don't see how you think they have the intelligence of a chimp unless specificly depicted as such, wich I can agree would be odd... I would actually compare that more to the japanese cat people things which are often "dumbed down" to a more instinctive animal's intelligence level than the average human for easy manipulation often used in pornographic scenarios. Thats pretty weird and fucked up. A species that is as intelligent as humans and understands all human concepts or that and above and beyond is not an "animal" in any more of a way that we are, dispite them possibly looking a bit different. Elves aren't human but are considered to be as intelligent if not more so as are dwarf's, hobbits Klingons, and pretty much any other sci-fi or fantasy race. Comparing them to chimps or basic animals because they look different doesn't change the fact that they are mentally and psychologically the same as a human. If that were true then I could easily say that because you are attracted to humans you are inherently attracted to chimps as well wich is false because you're brain knows the difference regardless of the physical similarities between us and them. That is where the reality of our differences in species and psychology kick in as well as our morality in the fact that it would be fucked up to interact with chimps in a sexual way as they would not understand in the way we do. These more human fantasy races are just more acceptable to you because they have more familiar physical characteristics to humans regardless of wether they are actually depicted to have the same intelligence, which is what most scientists believe is what separates us from the normal animal world.
If someone you knew finding Krystal from Star Fox appealing is all you have to argue this then I have a story to top that. I knew someone when I was a sophomore in high school (who was not a part of the furry fandom) who claimed to everyone he could that he ligit fingered his cat... No joke. I wish it were. When people retaliated against him about that being fucked up (wich it is) he qiuckly shut up and rejected that he even said it. Whether or not he actually did I don't know nore do I care to... Thinking a being of equal human intelligence is beautiful/handsom/sexy is not the same as wanting to fuck a real life fox or any other lower level, unable to actually give consent, animal. If someone sees a picture of an anthro cat and later goes home to fuck their family pet they obviously have problems and would have done this regardless. Just as someone finding a human being attractive doesn't give them the right to go out and force sex on anyone they want to. Using something you saw on the internet as an excuse to do something you know is harmful and out of context from the original content is just that, an excuse, a scapegoat to the fact that they would have done so regardless. I've known 20+ people at least in my lifetime who either enjoyed anthro art/movies/literature of some kind in various ways or didn't give a shit about it, who, if they were to witness or hear of you bragging about fucking an animal would be the first in line to beat and/or attempt to kill you. So the whole "it's a slippery slope" ideology you're trying to imply is already blown out of the water by me and the majority of an entire comunity that I don't even follow much.
This is all the more I have to say on this topic. I know you've only been on this site for a little bit wich implies you're either young, a trollolol or both for the sake of bordom, bordom leads to many things. Regardless, if you're going to post anything on this site to back up your views besides comments on other peoples art, it should probably be stamps/journals or at least your own content. This isn't tumbler so reposting art you agree with can still get your account shut down even if you and the original person share the same views.
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NexusZE Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Student Artist
Dear god that was a book, and to start off no
I’m not a troll or a child, just a healthy minded human being with common sense that wants to voice their opinion.
and as far as the guy sexually abusing his cat goes that’s absolutely disgusting. and another point is that I have no major problem with the furry community and I admit they can make some great content and the concept of anthropomorphic animals is cool and unique ....
but when it comes to sexualising an animal of all things, an animal has no concept or understanding of human emotions or thought processes and hasn’t got the ability to consent.
so when someone takes said animal and depicts it in a sexual way then that is downright mental illness hands down.
 The fact that someone can find this.
img00.deviantart.net/81ca/i/20…
sexually attracive let alone take the time to make this really says a lot about the state of their mind.

sexualising animals is wrong and anthropomorphic or not it’s still an animal.
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Ailions-Ephesians Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
Sorry for that. I have a fondness for anatomy and psychology so I can tend to get detailed with those topics. I'm actually surprised you even bothered to read it. Gonna warn this one probably is too though.... Hard to tell how long it was cuz Im typing on a phone app too so thank you for at least reading. When I say you seem likely young i mean more high school age. In high school I didn't have interests in sex or romance and it always made me awkward to see anything involving those mature topics. If I had seen some of what I have since 18+ I'd be bothered. Now I have a much deeper grasp on the concepts surrounding it and have different views. I just scroll past what bugs me or report it if its something like pedophelia.
I try to lean towards the impression he was just saying it to brag and didn't really do it. He was a freshmen and some can be pretty dumb with any idea they get ahold of. Knew plenty who thought they were all that cuz they were "from da hood" or "already banged a zillion girls at 13. Mostly its ooh! Look at me talk.
I have no real problem's with furries either. I've always liked anthro. The artwork is often beautiful, many of the costumes are too and some of the engineering that goes in to them is incredible. Most of what I've seen is amazing and original. Im a sucker for Star Fox, Sly Cooper, and Spyro. Some of the best games I've played overall. I don't like the yiff shit though I agree with you there... Not so much because of them being animal like, as I've already stated my opinion of their differences in psychology and mentality from animals, but because often times its just plain vulgar bullshit that goes too far. Smut for the sake of smut and shock. I really don't care for fetish art in general so seeing an anthro character like Krystal with a gigantically disproportionate ass and tits with her pussy hanging out just sort ofinsults me. And it gets more views for being teen shock art than the better done clean or even deep romantic art in the fandom. But I can say the same for any character human or not. I don't have an overall problem with nudity, I've looked at more nekked anatomy refs than I can count to study so that does nothing to me. Two anthros being cuddly as a couple doesn't bug me. To me it just shows they love eachother as a couple and have a sensual bond as such. As for what you showed me that is an odd and... Not to be rude to the creator but kinda bad picture. Like whats going on with her even??
I agree regardless that sexualizing an actual animal is wrong. No doubt. Mostly they would be like children and wouldn't understand. Any one I've met who was a furry also agreed with that though. Thats my point. It's one thing to find a conceptually fictional human in an altered form attractive in some way, but its another entirely to want to go out and find a real fox to fuck because you think a fictional humanoid is hawt. The differences between the two don't compute properly and shouldn't. If they do then that person has some serious issues. Like what I said about wanting to fuck a chimp dispite it being an actual animal because we share a common ancestor and they look familiar. Honestly one of the worst cases I've had the horror of coming across in regards to actual bestiality "art" was a picture of an underaged pokemon trainer jacking off their vaporeon... It disgusted me to no end, especially because it was purposely portraying both as unable to comprehend what exactly they were doing. That right there was a wtf were you thinking making this picture moment for me.
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09099aazz Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
You'd have to be really stupid to not know there's porn of damn near everything. I've seen porn of a literal living room. Besides, they're fictional animals anyway. This goes for all kinds of porn unless it was real. 
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NexusZE Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Student Artist
I get that amd Icouldn’t care if random things are sexualised, but porn of animals? that’s just taking it too far, bestiality/zoophilia are sick and wrong in a severe way amd anyone who takes pleasure in an animal in a sexual manner needs to seek immediate mental help.

 The words animals and children are two words that should never be used in the same sentence as “I want to fuck”
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NewNerdshire Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018
No. The MINORITY of furry art is sexual content. Most of it seems to be sexualized bc people look at the weird minority of a famdom when judging them.
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NexusZE Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Student Artist
I’m aware there is a vanilla and safe side, which is sadly tarnished by the sick fetishists.
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Deer-CatProductions Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NexusZE
what are you doing. why are you doing it. youre putting up a fight for something that happens in literally EVERY fandom. yeah, maybe the are animals but ya know its not really that nice of you to be kink shaming someone for something they find interesting or cool. I am not apart of literally the 5% of the fandom that likes/views they content. I say if you like it ya like it and that's that, don't force it on anybody else or make them uncomfortable. youre literally getting no where, there is a problem with 5 PRECENT of the fandom, the rest if fine. so stop putting up a fight you know that youre A, gonna loose and B, don't really have a right of starting. 
have a good day or whatever
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NexusZE Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Student Artist
So you think pedophillia is acceptable too? Because there is literally no logical reason to why someone would find an animal sexually attractive, it’s sick and it’s wrong on so many levels.
and I’m not kink shaming as it’s not a kink it’s a mental illness.
you can get off to whatever you want but there’s a point where a line has to be drawn and both bestiality and pedophillia crosses, leave animals and children out of it.
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Deer-CatProductions Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in no way did I say that?? when did I say pedophilia is okay???????????? 
as someone whos been a victum of it I do not think its okay, 
nobody wants to see that side of the fandom believe me, no one whos scrolling down DA or tumblr WANTS to see that unless they search for it.
but youre acting like everyone in the fandom is apart of this soooo that's where I stepped in to say HEY NO.
 
this is the internet. weird people do weird things and share and draw it. sorry you are so butt hurt by peoples choices lmao. what I'm saying about that side of the fandom is that  hey, if you want to draw that. do it. don't force it on me or anyone else. post it on a private blog or account so its not everywhere. then okay! you do that, I'm not into it but you do it. 

however I do NOT see this for everything!! for youre example pedophilia I believe that everyone who views and takes part in that should be SHUT DOWN. bestiality as well, animals should not be put through that torture, they don't have a voice and therefore cant say no or consent. I do not support nor condone  such actions towards animals and children.
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NewNerdshire Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
And that happens because, as I said, people tend to focus on the weird minority side of fandoms when judging them.
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NexusZE Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Student Artist
It’s a little hard not to focus on when someone draws an animal in a bikini with human breasts and anatomy, it’s actually disturbing.
and I will admit that there is plenty of good furry based art that isn’t like that, but more often than not most of it is sexualised to a degree.
I know cartoons like Bugs Bunny had him dress in drag but that was funny as it was a joke, but when people legitimately get turned on by seing an animal like that then there is something far wrong.
then movies started sexualising animals like space jam, and as of recent Zootopia which I honestly felt uncomfortable watching at some points, not to mention video games do it too, starfox and sly cooper, Crash bandicoot and Ratchet and Clank have had sexualised depictions of ANIMALS! you seriously have to wonder what the developers directors and producers are into when they make and approve those kind of things.
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NewNerdshire Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
I know that you naturally focus on something weird, but I'm just saying to not ignore the normal part of the fandom.
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MarkPajo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I don't know what's wrong with furries...
Is it because they're weird? (people)
Or because it's already in their minds that it's sexual???
Let's say for example, a puppy that hugs and has a body language similar to a human (like nodding, wink, etc) , I guess it's considered a furry, cause it's an animal that acts like a human. But is that even harmful or sexual????? Pffff Im out of here ;-;
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cold-monster Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Student Digital Artist
:thumbsup: Exactly what I think about the dirty wrong associations. Any "funny talking animal characters" deserve attention like neutral ones, not like something stigmatized. I am sad about all that trash exists around simple, interesting, creative people who like furries without any dirty hints. :brofist:  I support you.
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DanielJuno Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Student Filmographer
Reminds me of a proposal for layout class i made and people were like that
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"why not make them humans?" - answer: vk.com/video82504_168745896 :D (Big Grin)  ("Because!")
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FuneralCandy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My sis was like you always draw weird things... like these animals... are those boobs? Or fur, or... yeah...

What if I told you they're furry boobs
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AltoTheAnthroFox Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017
OWO HAHA!
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TunaComixInk Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ppl think all furries at gay. Like wtf
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RavenTheFurry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that is a long desc. Funny pic though :3
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OmegaSaturn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i am confused... i am a furry? Furries just are animals fully of fur? OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!
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DouglasDeDragon2883 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017
Thankyou for shedding the light upon us
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CopixTheWeird Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
It’s nice to see people saying good things about furries. I’ve been getting sick of being told to kill myself on other social media so this was a nice fresh breath of air.
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maztermac3 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017
Kill yourself.......



































The amount of time it took you to scroll down and read this I already killed 76 furries.Tell me where you live so you can be next :)
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